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$36,500

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Auction Ended
07/22/21
At Jul 22, 4:00 PM UTC
Lot #1022

Rolex White Gold GMT-Master II 126719BLRO

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Introduction

Released in 1954, the Rolex GMT-Master resulted from a collaboration between now-extinct airline Pan Am and Rolex on a watch that would display the time across two time zones at once. Thanks to the popularisation of commercial air travel, planes were becoming more advanced and traveling longer distances. This resulted in pilots crossing time zones during flights more frequently, and thus a need for uniformity across the aviation industry was highlighted. To eliminate errors caused by time confusion, the industry adopted a standard time-zone, Greenwich Mean Time. As such, the GMT-Master's fourth hand, its 2nd hour hand, was used to constantly display Greenwich Mean Time, as its model name implies, while its regular hour hand displayed local time. While the aviation industry's standard time-zone switched to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in 1972, the name of the legendary GMT-Master was far too long in use for Rolex to change it. Today, the GMT-Master has become one of Rolex's most iconic models, with very few pilot's watches, if any, rivaling its level of fame, popularity, or signature design – and it certainly looks like it will stay that way.


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Grade

M 9.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box, Warranty Card, Manuals, Hang Tag

Est. value range

$30,000 – $40,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

40mm

Model

GMT-Master II

Movement

Self-Winding, Caliber 3285

Reference

126719BLRO

Bracelet

18k White Gold

Year

2020

Condition

Excellent

Material

18k White Gold

Included

Box, Warranty Card, Manuals, Hang Tags

Dial Color

Blue

THE DIAL

A view of the deep blue dial which is found exclusively on the latest white gold GMT-Master II.

THE BEZEL

The Cerachrom bezel is a Rolex patented invention which is virtually impervious to scratches and extreme conditions.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

The overall condition of the watch is near mint, nearly new. Aside from a few minor surface scratches on the high polished section of the bracelet, it appears to be practically unworn.

Our Perspective

It will likely feel like an eternity before a call might arrive from your authorized dealer claiming they've found a GMT for you...here is an incredible oppurtunity to obtain one right away. Replacing the black dial variant in 2018, this is a truly understated watch that I consider one of the best in the current Rolex lineup.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder

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Lot # 1022

Rolex White Gold GMT-Master II 126719BLRO

Sold

$36,500

Ended
07/22/21